Thursday, August 29, 2013

IRS rules that it will consider gays married regardless of state of residence

Logo of the Internal Revenue Service
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

This ruling adds further impetus to national recognition of same-sex marriage. Moreover it provides further reason for the Supreme Court to eventually strike down Section 2 of DOMA which nullifies  full faith and credit between states regarding marriage in accordance with Article IV, Section 1 of the United States Constitution regarding "full faith and credit."
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